Global COVID-19 cases top 4.7 mln: Johns Hopkins University

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In this May 12, 2020 photo, a pedestrian walks past a National Civil Police officer, in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo: AP)

NEW YORK, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 4.7 million on Sunday, reaching 4,708,415 as of 6:32 p.m. (2232 GMT), according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 314,950 people worldwide have died of the disease, the data showed.

The United States suffered the most from the pandemic, with 1,486,375 cases and a death toll of 89,549. Countries with over 200,000 cases also included Russia, Britain, Brazil, Spain and Italy, according to the CSSE data.